By Aleksandra Traczyk, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood… The vaccination programme so far has been very successful in the UK and we are all now allowing ourselves to see the light at the end of the tunnel – daydreaming about holiday destinations. The Government has implemented a traffic light system of green, amber and red countries in […]
Can your boss stop you from going on holiday…?
Has the pandemic turned back the clock on gender equality?
By Aleksandra Traczyk, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood Not long into the start of the pandemic gender equality commentators warned about the potential disproportionate impact on women. One year on, we now have statistics to back them up. The report published by the Women and Equalities Committee on 9 February and data from the Office for National Statistics published […]
The Challenges of Managing a Partially Vaccinated Workforce
By Daniel Parker, Associate at Winckworth Sherwood… The rapid development of a number of coronavirus vaccines has offered us a sign of hope that the end of the current pandemic may be in sight. However, just as those who have been fortunate enough to receive the vaccine have been urged to continue exercising caution, employers […]
Job security and flexibility now more valuable to staff than salary
Around a half (51%) of employees believe job security and flexibility (40%) are more important than salary (32%) when considering whether to remain at their current employer. The news has emerged following a new report by law firm Winckworth Sherwood, with the research highlighting a shift in the mindset of employees towards work following the […]
Employees ‘want to stay at home for good’
Sixty-two per cent employees who can work from home would be happy if their office remained closed indefinitely after lockdown measures are lifted, despite a sustained drop in Covid-19 cases, while one in five (21%) claimed to be ‘extremely happy’ at the prospect of working permanently from home. That’s according to a new study commissioned […]
Top challenges for return to work: Adequate safety measures and fearful employees
Over a third (36%) of UK businesses believe that implementing new health and safety measures in accordance with the Government’s recently published guidelines are the biggest challenge they face as lockdown eases and they attempt to return to the workplace, according to new research conducted by law firm Winckworth Sherwood. This was closely mirrored (29%) […]
Top Tips: Hiring from Home
By Daniel Parker, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood Many businesses across the UK are now well-established in working almost entirely remotely from home. Whilst some sectors are struggling, the unprecedented circumstances have given rise to high demand in others. The same remote-working processes can be used to recruit new staff as the extended lockdown now means much […]